"A great teacher is one who realizes that he himself is also a student and whose goal is not to dictate the answers, but to stimulate his students creativity enough so that they go out and find the answers themselves." -Herbie Hancock
A strong educational system that meets the needs of all types of learners is crucial in today's society. The education of a young student is not a job that should be taken lightly, and is best achieved when contributions are made by the learners, parents, and teachers. To be effective as a teacher I will use various means of communication, implement a variety of proven instructional strategies, and support all students despite their varying abilities and individual differences.
Helping others reach their full potential, pursue their dreams, and execute realistic goals is a passion of mine. Teachers have the responsibility and privilege to shape the minds of the young leaders of tomorrow. Teaching is more than reciting facts, stating statistics and telling students how to think. Teaching requires going on a journey with students to discover knowledge and understanding in order to become independent thinkers.
It is important for me as a teacher, to develop a strong understanding of curriculum to assist in planning for inquiry based learning and the gathering of authentic assessment. I value treating curricular topics with care, this means treating topics as living entities that exist within the world. In planning and executing lessons, I value presenting topics in a relevant and engaging fashion that fosters curiosity and ongoing investigation by the student. I believe that each question asked by a student or teacher provides an opportunity to discover something new about the world. It is in pursuing one's questions that the classroom becomes filled with wondrous possibilities.
As a teacher who passionately cares about her students, I want to provide the best learning environment possible.